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Budget Wheel Refinish


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5 files, last one added on Nov 16, 2007
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Upgraded Headlight wiring harness


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5 files, last one added on Nov 18, 2007
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Driving lights installed in Astro grill


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5 files, last one added on Nov 18, 2007
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Reverse lights mounted


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4 files, last one added on Nov 18, 2007
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9 inch axle swap


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5 files, last one added on Nov 18, 2007
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Steel spring swap


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10 files, last one added on Nov 18, 2007
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Fog Light Install


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9 files, last one added on Nov 18, 2007
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Oil cooler lines removed


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9 files, last one added on Nov 19, 2007
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Powertrax no slip install


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10 files, last one added on Nov 19, 2007
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Hydraulics for Winching and/or Snowplowing


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55 files, last one added on Mar 10, 2008
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Random files - Custom Work
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Wheel cleaned up.328 viewsI have stripped all of the clear coat from the wheel and given it a good once over with the steel wool. I used aircraft stripper to remove the clear, the steel wool helped with the stubborn parts. Then the wheel was washed and dried.
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side view after the install288 viewsThis is a side view after the install. Assuming my van started out on an even keel, I have about a 3.5 inch difference in between the front and rear body lines now. This was to be expected as the axle is a 3 1/8 diameter rather then a 2 5/8 diameter. The springs That were put in also have an overload which gives additional lift in the rear.
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clamshell1217 viewsThe larger hole in the new clamshells are to clear the locating bolts of the springs. Mine were pretty rough so I just replaced them at the time, however you could drill the holes out probably if you're in a pinch.
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Start of the pump bracket.177 viewsInitial part of bracket fab up.

Last additions - Custom Work
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Side view of the tank assembly.705 viewsJust a side view of the tank showing the location of the supply port as well as filter and valve.Mar 10, 2008
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Quick connect fittings.693 viewsThese are the 1/2" line size quick connect fittings I am using. They are a flush design that keeps the dirt and crap out when not connected.Mar 10, 2008
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Fittings in relation to winch.562 viewsThis just shows where the fittings are in relation to the winch.Mar 10, 2008
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Lines installed in the winch.786 viewsHere is the initial install of the lines on the winch. I ended up reversing the lines to get the correct flow. When pulling the valve handle back I want to spool in/up and forward will be out/down.Mar 10, 2008